Happy as an Extraverted Clam?

  title={Happy as an Extraverted Clam?},
  author={Kristina M. Deneve},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={141 - 144}
  • K. Deneve
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Personality characteristics, especially the traits of extraversion and neuroticism, have been proposed as the primary determinant of subjective wellbeing (SWB). Meta-analytic evidence presented here suggests that personality is indeed strongly related with SWB, and that only health is more strongly correlated with SWB. In a study of 137 personality traits that have been correlated with SWB, neuroticism was one of the strongest negative correlates of SWB. However, extraversion was not the… 
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